StewMac Wide Fretwire

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.100" to .110" width
Favored for string bending; used on many modern electric guitars and basses. (Late '50s Gibson® .098" jumbo fretwire is medium by modern standards.)

Order fretwire by the pound for tidy savings!
Our bulk fretwire is supplied in convenient clear storage tubes, to keep your wire organized and your workbench uncluttered. You'll save 50% or more when you order fretwire by the pound.

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For electric guitar. As wide, but much lower in height than modern jumbo rock frets. Good for partial fret jobs, to match large worn frets.

Wide/low, 56 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0146-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/low, 2 ft

Item # 0146
In stock, ready to ship!

$4.23

3 or more $3.60
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For electric guitar or bass. Slightly taller than old Gibson jumbo wire; for leveling new frets with plenty of metal remaining for a traditional jumbo feel.

Wide/medium, 50 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0149-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$47.60

3 or more $40.46
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Wide/medium, 2 ft

Item # 0149
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.00

3 or more $4.25
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For electric guitar or bass. A little extra height for leveling and recrowning, if needed after installation or refretting.

Wide/high, 46 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0154-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$48.37

3 or more $41.11
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Wide/high, 2 ft

Item # 0154
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.51

3 or more $4.68
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Unique pyramid profile for electric guitar or bass. A little extra height, and a unique profile with sloped sides.

Wide/Pyramid, 44 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0158-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$45.80

3 or more $38.93
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Wide/Pyramid, 2 ft

Item # 0158
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.47

3 or more $4.65
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For electric guitar or bass. Modern "jumbo" fretwire used on ESP, Jackson, Ibanez, Kramer and similar guitars.

Wide/highest, 44 ft (1 lb)

Item # 0150-LB
In stock, ready to ship!

$47.49

3 or more $40.37
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Wide/highest, 2 ft

Item # 0150
In stock, ready to ship!

$5.45

3 or more $4.63
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Product Details

.100" to .110" width
Favored for string bending; used on many modern electric guitars and basses. (Late '50s Gibson® .098" jumbo fretwire is medium by modern standards.)

Order fretwire by the pound for tidy savings!
Our bulk fretwire is supplied in convenient clear storage tubes, to keep your wire organized and your workbench uncluttered. You'll save 50% or more when you order fretwire by the pound.

Instrument makers and repair shops rely on us for the highest quality 18% nickel-silver fretwire. We supply our fretwire in 2-foot straight lengths. Order 6 feet for a complete guitar or bass fret job, and 4 feet for a mandolin, banjo or ukulele.

Our fretwire is sized to fit a 0.023" (0.58mm) fret slot width.

Fretwire is made in a variety of crown heights. Note that after the frets are installed and leveled, they can lose from .004" to .010" in height. High fretwire has a crown height of .045" or more. It may offer more note sustain due to its slightly greater mass, and more fret dressings are possible between refrettings. Low fretwire is often useful for partial refret jobs.


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By M.R.G. from Sudbury, Ma.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 13, 2011


This is very good fretwire, Stewmac has many to pick from and you can get small or large amounts. They ship fast!!. Love these Guys!! Thanks!!

Fretwire

By KL from Christchurch, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 15, 2011


Big and cosy! Just fine to use and good quality.

Just great...

By Iajhy from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Great products and a spectacular attention, thanks stewmac.com!

0150 my favorite fretwire

By Platz Alexander from Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 08, 2011


very good frets

Excellent product and service!

By Dulcimers by Jeff from Hazard, Kentucky
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 07, 2011


Thank you for excellent quality fret wire. I use your fret wire daily, it is the best!

Stew/Mac offers great products and a reasonable price. However, what impresses me the most is their quick shipping.

Wide fretwire 0150

By Fabiano shumurani from Angra dos reis -Brasil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 09, 2010


Very good.

Great Wire!

By JC Leonard from Sarasota, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 08, 2010


I gave myself a difficult challenge of fretting a cello which required bass-type frets to adhere to a small radius. This wire conformed well to the fingerboard and produced better-than-hoped-for results.

Wears too quickly and is soft

By Richie Dotson from Chesterfield, Virginia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 07, 2010


I can personally wear through a set of frets on my banjo in a year if I use this fretwire. I like all the sizes that you have, but your supplier is making fret wire WAY to soft. Of course, the customers have to keep returning - but I don't think that getting repeat customers from fretwire that wears out so quickly is a boost for my business.



I have refretted instruments with 25 years of playing on them before they came into my shop, but 2 years after the refret with this wire, the instrument is back! I've heard all the arguments about tooling wear and tonal differences, but I donÆt belie it is anything but the manufacturer of your fretwire being cheap, in my opinion.



Richie Dotson

Stew-Mac is the best

By Blind Armadillo Guitars from Venice, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 05, 2010


Got a large order, not just this fret wire, and couldn't be happier. One item came in a box that the delivery company damaged and a small set screw was very bent. Mentioned it on e-mail to Stew-Mac and it seems it was here before I even got up from the computer! This kind of customer service is unheard of and VERY appreciated.

best fretwire I have ever used

By howie cooperstein from las vegas nv
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The wide and high fret wire is easy to work with and can stand up to any wire out there. I have been doing refrets and new fret jobs for twenty years and I cannot say enough about stew-mac fretwire

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